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"This offering is for an antique trial lens frame!"

The frame is from an antique 'AMERICAN OPTICAL CO' optometrist set. T are no maker markings or insignias on this piece and based on the dated engravings it is from 1896.

T are several dates engraved on this piece. When viewing the piece from the back, t is an engraving on the right lens slot that reads "PAT. JUNE 25. 96". The left lens slot engraving reads "PAT NOV. 6. 96". The temples (ear pieces) also display dated engravings and they read "PAT. APR. 30. 95".

The main sections of the frame are made of a silver colored metal. It may be nickel or nickel plated but t are no engravings to indicate metal content. The eye slots have ivory colored overlays and they are most likely celluloid or bakelite.

The frame is in exceptional antique condition with minimal discoloration. T is some rust on the nasal bridge rest section and I have not attempted to remove it.

The turn mechanism that adjusts the vertical postion of the nasal bridge piece is operational, the turn mechanism that adjusts the horizontal position of the nasal bridge piece is tight and does not turn. This may be remedied with some steel wool to remove the rusted areas but I will

The frame is in great antique condition with the expected patina of age.

PAYMENT TERMS: I will accept payment via Paypal only.

Payment is expected within 3 days please.

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SHIPPING TERMS: I will ship this item to any Paypal confirmed address within the continental USA. I charge a flat rate shipping fee total of $7.00. This total consists of $6.25 for the actual packaging and postal shipping fees and $0.75 for delivery confirmation. Postal insurance is optional but recommended. I can not assume responsibility for items that are not insured.

Shipping is available ouside of the USA at a flat rate via Priority International and shipping to Canada will be $11.00 and $13.00 to all other international destinations.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: My items come from many sources: estates sales, auctions, private collectors, etc. I tfore can not guarantee that the items have always been maintained in a smoke free environment. Please keep this in mind when you place your bids. I try to give as much detail about an item as I can. If for any reason you need additional details please do not hesitate to contact me.

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